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Life & Work with Cassidy Bisher

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cassidy Bisher.  

Hi Cassidy, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
After a sports injury in high school and months of rehab, the only undertakings I could involve myself with were watching TV, reading, and playing my father’s guitar. I had not picked up a guitar really until the injury. After learning a few chords, I discovered I could write songs. Although the songs were unpolished and nascent at the time, it matured rapidly into a craft that still lives with me today. You know you’ve tapped into something when people are actively listening to you without you having to beg them to listen. The true test. Donny Brown from the Verve Pipe once told me, “Your parents and family will always tell you are great, but it’s those who are unbiased and removed from your inner circle whose brutal feedback is most valuable.” This feedback and candid opinion can be difficult to swallow, though, in the long run, it will allow you to flourish and embrace honesty as an artist. 

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The road is never smooth. Even so, I strive to blaze new trails and enjoy the ride. The brawls with art have been less about music and more psychological. Continually trying to silence my default state of mind, which is active, vivacious, noisy, and restless, and transition into a state of emptiness and calm self-reflection. It’s here where you can endure the best and the worst in life. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
First, it starts with a mindset. Intentions don’t matter—actions matter. Actions lead to accountability. If you want your preferred vision of your artistic future to materialize, you must get into action. I specialize in many things. First and foremost, songwriting. I’m most proud of being able to realize my visions fully because of my technical proficiencies. I believe that is what sets me apart. I can hear what I’m wanting and materialize it through the instrument or the computer. I’ve been told by others that my work ethic sets me apart from most. 

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
I don’t really look for happiness in the pursuit of art, only truths that will set me free. Anytime you inquire individuals about what they desire from existence, you commonly get consistently broad responses; to be wealthy, get married, have a family, or be eternally blissful. I don’t think it’s the aspiration any of us should have to linger in that single state of bliss forever. The quest for contentment is typically a battle from one experience to the next. That transient pleasure that is carried on by peripheral events doesn’t last very long. And it can be certainly removed by someone or circumstance. The pursuit should be truth, period. 

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